- a decorative, sometimes ornate, light fixture suspended from a ceiling, usually having branched supports for a number of lights.
Origin of chandelier
Examples from the Web for chandelier
And good luck getting the song (and music video) to “Chandelier” out of your head.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More
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Taut red fabric on the ceiling above the chandelier gives the room a cool, circus-tent vibe.Exploring the Darker Side of James Joyce’s Trieste
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Chandelier, swimming pool, patient EKG, Abracadabra, you are free.Catastrophe in Verse
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He turned toward the hall door as if with the intention of lighting the chandelier.Within the Law
She stood under the chandelier, and he saw at once the ravages that trouble had made in her.K
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His Highness held the bottle at an oblique angle with the chandelier.
The house was merely lighted by a chandelier from the centre.
Under the blaze of the chandelier and amid a chorus of "Babs darling!"The Education of Eric Lane
- an ornamental hanging light with branches and holders for several candles or bulbs
Word Origin and History for chandelier
late 14c., chaundeler "candlestick, chandelier," from Old French chandelier (n.1), 12c., earlier chandelabre "candlestick, candelabrum" (10c.), from Latin candelabrum, from candela "candle" (see candle). Re-spelled mid-18c. in French fashion; during 17c. the French spelling referred to a military device.